(one synonym : Dragana pansalis Walker, 1859)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This caterpillar is yellow with brown lines. It is missing two pairs of prolegs, and so moves in a looper fashion. It feeds on various species of
The adult moth of this species has brown wings, each with a scalloped dark brown submarginal band. The hindwings have a similar pattern to the forewings but are somewhat paler. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 16 (1859), p. 75-76.
(updated 19 September 2008)